Firms fined over Olympic ticket sales

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Three companies which illegally sold tickets for the London Olympic Games have been fined a total of £70,000.

Sportsworld Group Ltd has been hit with a £50,000 fine and £7,500 costs, while Imperial Corporate Events Ltd and Events International were each fined £10,000.

Sportsworld Group was yesterday found guilty at London’s Westminster Magistrates’ Court of breaching Olympic ticket legislation. The case involved 74 tickets amounting to £420,000 of sales, Scotland Yard said.

Events International, its sister company, and Imperial Corporate Events had pleaded guilty to the illegal sale of Olympic and Paralympic tickets, contrary to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Act 2006 at an earlier hearing.